During the holidays, sometimes you want to give back to your boss if you’ve been given a lot of fantastic opportunities from him or her, or if you might want to try for a promotion sometime in the future. I have to be honest mine was generally the second.
Either way, sometimes giving a bit back is a good thing that can benefit you and fulfill that holiday spirit in you. There are plenty of good gifts that you can give your boss for Christmas.
Holiday Gifts for Your Boss
First off, especially for executive bosses, a good quality pen does not go unnoticed. While it might not sound like much, something that is elegant and practical can go a surprisingly long way. When I worked in finance my boss would only use Cross Pens because they were refillable and he loved the stand on his desk.
Fine pens can set your boss apart from someone who goes for a simple Bic pen and distinguish them as someone who enjoys some of the finer things in life.
If your boss’s job requires them to do a lot of travelling, then chances are they might be worried about losing their luggage at the airport or around a city. There are luggage trackers available that will attach to your luggage, connect to an app, and show you where it is. Whether it was snatched up at the airport or left behind in a cab, this little device can be an absolute lifesaver.
My readers go absolutely crazy about the Tile Mate– which would work perfect for this function. Your boss could also use it for any other item he/she would like!
I have to be honest- I was the employee who went straight for the vices. My last boss smoked cigars and drank whiskey. His wife didn’t really approve of either so he did it mostly at work. Every year I gave him liquor and cigars. So keep an eye out for something he considers a treat that maybe doesn’t make it home.
If you want to give something a bit more conventional and personalized, a gift basket could be the way to go. This will allow you to give some smaller items, such as gift cards, along with things like food and drinks in such a way that it all looks rather elegant and fancy. I had a boss who was very healthy and I grabbed him and his family a Harry and David gift basket with pears. He talked about it all year.
You can get premade gift baskets or create your own stocked up with things that you know they like.
Finally, if your boss likes their fair share of coffee, perhaps a fancy coffeemaker for their office or at home could make for a good gift. A plain coffee maker works just fine, but others can create things like lattes right in their office and can be a huge money saver as well. Pair it with some good quality coffee and you’ve got yourself a fine Christmas gift.
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